I once wrote an article about nobody liking Ted Cruz, and it seems we can now add William Shatner to the ever crowded lot. With every Republican under the flat Earth’s sun running for president, it’s hard to keep track of what unelectable candidate is saying what. With polling percentages equivalent to milk, Ted Cruz is going to have to start saying more crazy s*it if he wants to keep up with F*ckface Von Clownstick.
If there’s anything that pisses the internet off even more than politics, it’s anything Star Trek related. So combining the two is just asking for a comment section to go full DEFCON 5.
It seems Ted Cruz is a die-hard Trekie and vehemently pro-Kirk. Evidently, he’s such a fan that he attempted to inject class warfare onto the debate. In an interview with the New York Times , Cruz said, “Kirk is a passionate fighter for justice; Picard is a cerebral philosopher … I think it is quite likely that Kirk is a Republican and Picard is a Democrat.”
Ted Cruz does realize that we have this whole instant social media thing, right? You know–where saying anything that can be remotely offensive to Star Trek will be addressed quicker than ever before. Naturally, Cruz’s comments didn’t quite sit well with a lot of Trek fans. Most importantly, William Shatner, a Canadian like Ted Cruz, weighed in with his own disapproval.
Star Trek may not have been explicitly political, but one might argue there were some underlying political current to the famous series. For example, it famously showed television’s first interracial kiss when Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura)–one of the first black actors to be shown on the series–kissed William Shatner’s Kirk. But maybe it’s best if certain bastard spawn of Joseph McCarthy not assign partisan labels to characters more famous than the actors themselves.
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